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Tried dayquil and it doesn't do anything. Can anyone give me any home remedies for a sore throat or whatever I have?

Tried dayquil and it doesn't do anything. Can anyone give me any home remedies for a sore throat or whatever I have?

Try this: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Read more

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I have a sore throat but I don't have anything else but dayquil right now and I wanna know if is bad to drink some at night?

I have a sore throat but I don't have anything else but dayquil right now and I wanna know if is bad to drink some at night?

It is OK: Do not take more then the recommended dosage, otherwise this is fine. The big difference between dayquil and nyquil is that nyquil has extra ingredients to make you sleepy. You should not take nyquil during the day unless you plan to spend the day in bed. Read more

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I had five or six drinks last night, ending around 2am. It's now 11am and I woke up congested with a sore throat. Would it be okay to take DayQuil?

I had five or six drinks last night, ending around 2am. It's now 11am and I woke up congested with a sore throat. Would it be okay to take DayQuil?

Should be fine: The major concern with medications like DayQuil or Nightquil would be drowsiness. I certainly would not drink further while on Dayquil or any other over the counter cold medications since reactions may differ with alcohol. However, I see no other major issues at this point. Stay well hydrated. Read more

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My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

My husband is sick with headache, cough & sore throat. He's taking dayquil & nyquil & also halls. Will this help him or should he take something else?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. Read more

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I've been having symptoms of coughing sore throat body aches for 5 days and dayquil is not working. What OTC should I take to get rid of it?

I've been having symptoms of coughing sore throat body aches for 5 days and dayquil is not working. What OTC should I take to get rid of it?

Should get better: By the time you read this it will probably be resolving. If not, you might want to pay a visit to your family physician. Read more

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Started fridat with sore throat and no voice now coughing every minute and mucus. Cough syrup/dayquil/benadryl isn't helping. Why? What to do?

Started fridat with sore throat and no voice now coughing every minute and mucus. Cough syrup/dayquil/benadryl isn't helping. Why? What to do?

Sore throat: Probably a virus a common cold. Drink fluids and rest. Yellow or greenish drainage with a fever, think bacterial infection that needs an antibiotic. See your internist or family doctor if persistent over the next week. Hang in there. Read more

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Started with sore throat, headache, muscle aches and sensitivity to touch. Took DayQuil but does not relieve sore throat. Do I have strep or the flu?

Started with sore throat, headache, muscle aches and sensitivity to touch. Took DayQuil but does not relieve sore throat. Do I have strep or the flu?

Need exam/swab: If you go to the doc, s/he can obtain a good ENT exam, including a tonsilar swab for a rapid Strep test. An acute EBV tonsillitis looks very similar with fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, lymphadenopathy & white plaques on the tonsils. EBV can even cause right upper belly pain (acute viral hepatitis). Antibiotics will help a strep but not viral infection. Consider sugarless lozenges. Read more

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Can Excedrin extra strength help with sore throat?

Can Excedrin extra strength help with sore throat?

Yes - pain relief.: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. Read more

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Is there a hidden risk in gargling too much with Listerine? It seems to help with sore throat. I use it as preventive measure frequently.

Is there a hidden risk in gargling too much with Listerine? It seems to help with sore throat. I use it as preventive measure frequently.

What is frequently?: Twice a day or twenty times per day? Excessive alcohol contact on the oral soft tissues can cause problems. Use the product as directed. Also, do you smoke? See below link: http://www. Medicaldaily. Com/mouthwash-overuse-may-lead-oral-cancer-alcohol-content-raises-risk-carcinogens-mouth-lining-274556 Read more

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Sore throat on right side?

Sore throat on right side?

Have it checked out: How long? Fevers? Tiredness? Swallowing problems? Breathing problems? Trouble opening your mouth? Hot potato voice? A one-sided throat problem if you are having the problems above, can be a sign of a peritonsillar abscess (pus behind the tonsil) that would need to be treated by a doctor. Other one-sided throat problems occur, check with your doctor. Read more

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How can I treat sore throat?

Depends on cause: Most cases are due to a viral infection, in which case you need a pain killer such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. Read more

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How do I help my sore throat?

How do I help my sore throat?

Natural remedies: Lots of things have been tried for sore throat - that's because everyone's had one! Salt water gargling helps. Some people swear by lemon and honey. Others use apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a gargle. Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) help. You could even alternate taking them if you want! Cheers! Read more

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Yoghurt good for sore throat?

Yoghurt good for sore throat?

Really cold yogurt: May feel soothing. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of >. Read more

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